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Newsline 23 October 2015

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Some good news for free speech on campuses

Some good news for free speech on campuses

Opinion | Wed, 21 Oct 2015

With too many instances of campus censorship to list, it's easy to be pessimistic about freedom of expression on campus, but there are a few promising signs of progress, writes Benjamin Jones.

NSS Speaks Out

Communications officer Benjamin Jones appeared on BBC Sunday Morning Live to discuss moral standards and the declining role of religion in the UK. The NSS campaign to protect secular school provision on the Isle of Wight was also mentioned by BBC News, after it was announced that Weston Primary School to close – leaving pupils forced to attend faith schools.

NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans' blog on 'reasonable accommodation' for religion and belief was published in the Huffington Post, and some of our concerns about the Government's counter-extremism strategy were mentioned by the Christian Institute, in an article on Extremism Disruption Orders, and by UK Fundraising.co.uk, who noted our concerns about the £5 million of funding announced for "moderate" charity groups and organisations working to counter religious extremism.

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